Ceres Names Board Chairman

Thousand Oaks-based agricultural biotechnology developer Ceres said Monday that it has named Cheryl Morley as Chairman of its board of directors, and that former director Pascal Brandys has rejoined the company's board. Morley has been on the company's board since 2011. She was previously a VP at Monsanto, and also serves on the boards of Mercy Health System, Fleming Pharmaceuticals and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Brandys is president and managing member of Biobank Technology Ventures, and had been on the company's board until March of 2014.